Saint Leo, Fla. – Head coach Keith Fulk has announced the upcoming 2014 Sunshine State Conference schedule for the Saint Leo men's soccer program. Less than a year ago, the Lions claimed the Sunshine State Conference regular season title, and hope to continue their SSC dominance in the eight scheduled conference matches of the 2014 season.
In total, the Lions will take to the pitch for 18 regular season matches, 10 of which will be played at University Field located on the Saint Leo campus.
With four non-regional and two regional matches under their belts, Sunshine State Conference play will begin when the Lions travel to St. Petersburg to take on Eckerd for a midweek contest on Wednesday, Sep. 24. The squad will then return home for their SSC home opener against Nova Southeastern on Saturday, Sep. 27, followed by another home match against the cross-town rival and Coach Fulk's alma mater, the University of Tampa, on Sep. 30.
The month of October will feature eight matches for the Lions, though only five will count towards conference standings. Jumpstarting consecutive SSC road trips will be a journey to Melbourne, Fla., where the Lions will do battle with Florida Tech on Saturday, Oct. 4. Following that, the Green and Gold will head to Rollins College on Friday, Oct. 10 to face the Tars in what will certainly be a hard-fought match.
After a week's break from SSC play, Saint Leo will host the reigning Sunshine State Conference Tournament Champions when they compete against Barry University on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The final conference contests for the Lions will be played on the road, when Saint Leo makes the short trek to Lakeland, Fla. for a Tuesday night matchup against Florida Southern on Tuesday, Oc. 21, before rounding out their SSC schedule with a Saturday trip to Lynn University on Oct. 25.
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